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Pronunciation:  sub'jungktiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mood that represent an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
  2. [adj]  (grammar) relating to a mood of verbs; "subjunctive verb endings"

SUBJUNCTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: subjunctive mood
 See Also: modality, mode, mood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sub*junc"tive\, a. [L. subjunctivus, fr.
    subjungere, subjunctum, to subjoin: cf. F. subjonctif. See
    Subjoined or added to something before said or written.
    {Subjunctive mood} (Gram.), that form of a verb which express
       the action or state not as a fact, but only as a
       conception of the mind still contingent and dependent. It
       is commonly subjoined, or added as subordinate, to some
       other verb, and in English is often connected with it by
       if, that, though, lest, unless, except, until, etc., as in
       the following sentence: ``If there were no honey, they
       [bees] would have no object in visiting the flower.''
       --Lubbock. In some languages, as in Latin and Greek, the
       subjunctive is often independent of any other verb, being
       used in wishes, commands, exhortations, etc.
  2. \Sub*junc"tive\, n. (Gram.)
    The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.